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Public Health Culture

Join Leonore Okwara, MPH as she discusses public health research, initiatives, and how to engage the community in it all.

Jan 6, 2021

Kendra Julien, MPH, MHFA, CCWS is a certified Corporate Wellness Specialist with a certification in Mental Health First Aid for adults. She has eight years of public health experience and has done work in maternal and child health with a focus on environmental health and vaccine-preventable diseases. She is passionate about employee and women’s health and wellbeing, including managing stress and practicing self-care. Kendra has experience in stakeholder engagement, planning and executing programs, and overseeing day-to-day logistics for multiple activities and events. She has coordinated and conducted meetings and training for health professionals such as registered nurses, physicians, pharmaceutical representatives, and social workers on various health topics. As an advocate for public health, Kendra believes that health education encourages people to make well-informed lifestyle choices and plays a significant role in increasing personal awareness.

In This Episode We Cover:

  • Her role as a adolescent immunization health educator that educates the community, parents, healthcare professionals about the HPV vaccine
  • Her desire to share resources related to women's health through in-person and virtual events
  • Her goal to help people prioritize themselves
  • How she is making an impact in the area of health and wellbeing by increasing awareness through in-person and virtual education, sharing resources, and collaborating with other public health professionals.
  • Her wellness event, "Manage Stress, Meditate, and Manifest" happening on Thursday, January 14th at 6pm EST
  • How the work she is doing is moving towards achieving health equity

Advice for Public Health Professionals:

Take some time to do your research to find your passion because there are so many concentrations in Public Health. Do something that resonates with you because you will be able to provide the community with the proper resources, great communication, and genuine engagement.


  • Instagram: @healthandwellness_guru
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  • Register for the wellness event here

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